We’re going to be PARENTS!!
When we first found out, it felt something like this:
We’re having a baby.
We’re having a baby!
WE’RE HAVING A BABY!!!
To say we’re overjoyed would be an understatement.
Our hearts are so full. We are so grateful that God is trusting us with this little life and we’re in awe every day of His plans and this process.
Seeing the second pink line appear did more than reveal a biological fact. It unlocked a spiritual truth that we’d always heard about from our own parents, and partially understood, but until that moment, could’ve never fully known: unexplainable unconditional love.
To everyone who reached out this week to offer congratulations, thank you so much. We’re undeserving of your overwhelming outpouring, and humbled by your encouraging words and supportive prayers. We know that every day is a gift, so for Amy’s health and the baby’s, too, we’d be honored if you’d continue to pray with us throughout this pregnancy.
That said, so much has happened since we found out that we’ve by dying to share with you… but just couldn’t until we finished the first trimester. Not to fear, though! We’ve been keeping a list! So, without further adieu, here are some highlights, lowlights and real-lights from the past few months.
— “Morning” sickness. That’s funny. We didn’t realize that “morning” actually meant “every hour you’re awake.” YIKES!! We have a whole new appreciation for mamas everywhere!
— Amy’s basically spent the entire summer in bed. She’s been dealing with intense nausea, lost ten pounds in her sixth week and survived on popsicles, saltines and a whole lotta prayer.
— On the bright side, we watched two entire seasons of Project Runway in one week.
— Things have improved over time and the food aversions have gotten less severe, but the cravings/aversion situation have really kept Jordan on his toes.
— I really think I want plain noodles. *Jordan sweetly prepares and serves Amy plain noodles* Oh no. I can’t even look at these noodles.
— It’s been so hard for Amy to figure out what she can stomach that the world kind of stops when she finally thinks of something she wants to eat.
— We’ve switched natural deodorant companies three times. Because Amy can smell.
— Thus, new house rules…
1. Jordan now showers immediately after getting home from the gym.
2. Jordan does not pass gas in the same room. Amy never found it amusing before she was pregnant. But she now treats it almost as seriously as the United Nations every time North Korea does a nuclear test.
— PLAIN CHEERIOS!!
— When we told Amy’s mom, she screamed… and broke the sound barrier.
— When we told Jordan’s mom, she screamed… and lost a bet.
— When we told Amy’s 85-year-old grandpa, he was wearing a Make America Great Again hat. We told him we were trying… one little Demos at a time 🙂
— Just looking at some foods (namely anything green) activates Amy’s gag reflex. So, Jordan either a) eats dinner alone or b) builds a literal barricade around his plate so she can’t see what’s on it.
— Carbs. Carbs. Carbs!!
— We’re pretty sure Mr. Carson, our cat, already knows Amy’s pregnant, because he burrows into her belly whenever he can and purrs like we’ve never heard before. He’s going to be very disappointed when we don’t bring home a kitten.
— PREGGIE POPS!!
— Jordan’s cried more in the past 30 days than he did in his first 30 years. Including every time Amy shows him her “bump.” Which still kinda looks likes like she just had one too many burritos.
— Speaking of the bump, Jordan’s is still bigger than Amy’s. #dadbod
— Jordan: You’ve never looked more beautiful.
— Amy: Thank you. Please don’t touch me.
— Regularly, Jordan reminds Amy that male Emperor Penguins carry the eggs for their mates and keep them warm for two months, and if he could, he would.
— Lesson: It’s never a good idea to tell your wife that you would carry the baby if you could… when you know full well you can’t and never could.
— Speaking of muffins, Jordan and the night shift employees at the grocery store on a first name basis.
— We WILL be finding out the gender. We don’t have names picked out yet, but we keep joking with our family and friends that it’s going to the highest bidder. So far, no offers.
— Amy successfully filmed our entire business course. With a plate of french fries hidden behind her laptop.